Reader: Parents Need to Be Responsible About Pills, Booze, Guns and Pot

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A recent Ask a Stoner column asked whether childproof bags are always needed at dispensaries.

As always, there were a variety of opinions on this question.

Some folks felt such bags are a sensible safety measure, while others believe they're unnecessary if parents with small children take proper precautions.

Count the following reader among the members of the latter camp.

Gina Ricciardi writes:

*eye roll* How about we put the responsibility back on parents? When did we decide parents were no longer responsible for the well being and caretaking of their children? You have kids, be a responsible adult about your pills, alcohol, firearms, cleaning supplies and pot. Don't rely on the world to do it for you. If you can't handle that, you shouldn't have had a kid to begin with.

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